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Where do you watch internet TV?

Discussion in 'General' started by Guest-16, 7 Oct 2007.

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Where do you watch internet TV or digital downloads?

  1. With my laptop under my nose, up close and personal.

    21.8%
  2. On my PC monitor, sitting at my desk.

    69.2%
  3. On the big screen crashed on the sofa.

    37.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Since we all either watch digital downloads or digital streams - the method of oggling Youtube or the latest iTunes TV download, Ask-a-ninja or even Wil's unwired/channelflip differs greatly compared to how we watch normal TV. So do you sit with a laptop under your nose, watch it on your PC monitor while sitting at your desk or crash on the sofa and watch it on the big screen?
     
  2. Poisonous

    Poisonous Incestuious

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    What is TV?
     
  3. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I stay in bed and watch the downloaded high def content on my 24" Dell.

    I refuse to pay for sky/cable HD tv. I want HD freeview!
     
  4. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Jeeez gizzus a second, I'm watching the F1 too! >_<
     
  5. sandys

    sandys Well-Known Member

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    Front room, my mediaPC upscales avis and other movie types using ffdshow and are very watchable on a big HDTV even when low res avi are involved, it can require a fair bit of processing power though to upscale to 1920x1080 as you typically want to scale to a higher res and then dowscale to the screen res but my X2 more than copes.
     
  6. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    On the internet of course...
     
  7. oddball walking

    oddball walking ...!

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    Funny that, same here!
     
  8. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Right now, on my monitor, used to have my PC linked up to a standard CRT TV but that was a bit of a pain in the ass so I stopped doing that, once I get a nice LCD TV I expect to watch more stuff on a nice big TV instead.
     
  9. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    same basic principle as sandys, but displayed on my 30" dell instead.
     
  10. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    I watch it on a lappy on my chest when I'm in bed or with the screen 2 feet from my bed if I'm doing it through the desktop.
     
  11. AngelOfRage

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    Currently drag and arm chair infront of my 22inch Dell LCD. I might be looking for a proper LCD TV in the new year, as i'd muhc prefer to watch it like that.
     
  12. Joeymac

    Joeymac New Member

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    I watch them on my PC.. which I use from the sofa. The Samsung 40 inch 1080p TV was soooo worth filling the credit card for.
    The delma I face today is.. shall I watch Top Gear as it airs, or, should I wait to download the HD version. I probably end up watching both, but in this day and age it should be coming in over freeview. If they got rid of the mountains of crap shopping channels and "FTN" (or whatever the **** the channels that absolutely no one watches are called). Then they could easily fit in a few good HD channels.
    The BBC trust will probably ponder away on these simple decisions for another 3 years. They have said they could switch HD on freeview immediately but "some people won't be able to get it and need new freeview boxes and education" Well I don't..! Turn it on dam it... TURN IT ON!
    *******s.

    edit:... phew. Went to my angry place..... and I'm back.

    edit 2: Top Gear isn't on BBC HD tonight. :( The Arctic special was in HD! The BBC is now regressing. Roll on the black and white snooker.
     
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  13. Hex

    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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    I have a small media PC in my living room (sans monitor, etc.) that stays on 24/7 obtaining stuff for me to watch, I also have my DVDs ripped to it so I don't have to bother getting them out of their cases (OK, that is quite lazy).

    Then in my living room & bedroom I have my LCD TVs hooked up to media players (Buffalo LinkTheater in my room, Mvix in my living room) so I can watch everything on TVs rather than sit at my desk. I sometimes watch stuff from YouTube through the Wii too for the same reason.

    Also, I believe ftn has now morphed into Virgin1, 1 down...
     
  14. Joeymac

    Joeymac New Member

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    Virgin 1 is on freeview... I did not know that. That's got some quite good shows.
    Just bid-tv, Thomas cook, price-drop and ideal world to go...
     
  15. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    Depends really, if I'm watching streaming media it's usually done at a PC due to media centres inability to actually do anything useful when used in conjunction with with a 360 as a media centre extender.
    Some stuff I'll watch on a TV though.
     
  16. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Put another option on the poll and i will vote, but i cant other wise:(
    The other option: "I can't watch internet TV as my internet sucks"

    Sam
     
  17. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Notebook -> TV + sofa = win
     
  18. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Be careful with torrents, technically they're illegal.
     
  19. airchie

    airchie New Member

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    I wanna build another fileserver.
    I sold mine a while ago as I was skint and I miss it badly.

    Really wanna build a bad-ass HTPC/fileserver/downloader machine to stay on 24/7 for any purpose but not got the time/money/inclination atm. :/
     
  20. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    I smell...*sniffs*...CANCER!

    Lol.
     

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